Is The Salus X-LITE I Treadmill Too Compact And Gentle?
The Salus Sports X-LITE I Treadmill is a fairly basic looking machine with minimal features but it has just enough to make it attractive to prospective buyers looking for an accessible starting point with its 10% fixed incline, variable programmes and LED display for analysing speed, distance and general progress.
There are 3 pre-set interval training modes to help users work on burning calories and their fitness but is it really enough to make this machine a must-have for the home gym?
What benefits have buyers enjoyed when using this Salus Sports X-LITE I 3-stage Treadmill?
One of the key selling points of this treadmill is the that it is said to be both “super compact” and “super lite”. Poor spelling aside, it seems as though this machine really does live up to these claims of impressive storage capabilities and lightweight because buyers have said that this 23.5kg Super Compact Salus Sports X-LITE I Treadmill is really easy to pick up and move around and it takes up very little space at all.
In addition to this, it is said to be pretty sturdy and reliable when in motion – with the only exception of a little weakness on the plastic casing – and has the bonus of being quite quiet when it is in operation.
This sturdy nature is important in a treadmill so that users can go at their own pace and run on it without fear of damage or injury – something that is also helped by the presence of the safety stop button. But what is interesting with the feedback for this machine is that is seen as a much more gentle, beginners machine for walking and learning to pace oneself rather than running. There is the opportunity to run but the speed settings and incline make it better suited to walking and jogging.
Does this compact, gentle Salus Sports X-LITE I Treadmill have any disadvantages to be aware of?
The specification for this machine boasts about the stylish rubber tread on the belt that “ designed to reduce bounce” with “superior cushioning” but this is not what users have highlighted in their reviews; instead there are a few people mentioning that the running space is a bit narrow at 100 x 33cm. Other than this issue with the compact size, there is little else that has been criticised apart from the instruction manual.
Summary: how do these issues affect a recommendation for this Salus Sports Super Lite 10% Incline X-LITE I Treadmill?
The narrowness of the running track is a bit of a problem for running; however it does mean that the machine can still retain the compact size that makes it such a hit with users and the apparent purpose of this machine as a walking/jogging machine means this is a less of a problem than it may have been.
This Salus 750W motorised folding fitness running machine will not offer the special functions and speeds of more high-end treadmills, so is not for fanatical users, but the reports of it offering rehabilitation for patients and a doorway into training, as well as the convenient features, mean that it is still a highly rewarding purchase for many beginners.